James A. W. Powell

Instructor - Math Department

Mr. Powell attended Wheaton College before joining the Army during World War II. After the war, he married Louise, came to Cincinnati and went to U.C. where he earned his B.S. and M.Ed. degrees. He taught at St. Bernard for 11 years before coming to Finneytown for the next 24 years where he set high standards in the advanced math classes throughout the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s. He retired in 1984.


Following the death of one of their three children, Jim and Louise helped to establish a national support group called "Parents of Murdered Children," whose headquarters are here in Cincinnati.


Jim was most proud of his marriage, the success of his children and teaching. Jim said that he liked keeping in touch with some of the best students in the world! Jim enjoyed his vegetable gardening and working in an 8-acre woodland in Adams County. He passed away on February 20, 2011.